INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) Melvin Guillard knees Jeremy Stephens during their UFC lightweight bout at Conseco Fieldhouse on September 25 2010 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
"I think I perform best when my back's against the wall. I didn't get the phone call and nothing was said to me, but in my mind it's one of those things where you have to go out and win because if you don't win it could be your last fight in the UFC. Joe Silva can cut you for a while; you can have to go fight somewhere else. "Going into this fight off two losses, I feel like this is a must win fight for me. I'm not thinking about the title, I'm not thinking about who I'm going to fight next, I'm thinking about who's in front of me. I'm thinking about Fabricio (Camoes) right now, thinking that I have to go in and win, but not only just edge out a win, I need to win impressively."
-- Just over one year ago, Melvin Guillard looked like an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title contender. He had just destroyed Shane Roller via first round knockout at UFC 132 to give him his fifth win in a row and eight victories in nine fights. And then it all went wrong. Once he bumped up in competition, he was submitted in the first round in his next two bouts by Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller, respectively. Because of that, "The Young Assassin" tells MMA Weekly he feels like he's in a must win situation tonight (Sat., July 7, 2012) at UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2" when he takes on Fabricio Camoes on the preliminary card on FX at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Three strikes and you're out and all that. Anyone think Guillard goes down again and ends up on the chopping block?